Structural Vibration Control and Health Monitoring

Smart structures adaptability to the changing environment during extreme events.

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Biomimicry for Wind Storm Design

Transforming structural design inspired by imitating nature's wonders

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Dynamic Building Envelope

Adaptable building envelope design's ability to mitigate windstorm related damage.

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Multi-Hazard Resilient Structures

Towards automation of damage assessment from natural disasters leading to better adaptable structures

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Energy Harvesting from Wave Energy

Towards harvesting of energy from waves

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Bio-inspired Structural Design Optimization

Structural design of large-scale structures using bio-inspired optimization

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Welcome to my website!

I am an Assistant Professor of Engineering Design at the Pennsylvania State University.

I hold affiliations with the Department of Architectural Engineering & the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

I am the Director of the multidisciplinary DREAM structures research lab.

This website provides information about my research, publications, awards, teaching, media, and our ongoing efforts in diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice.

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If you are interested in joining our team, please email soto@psu.edu to find information about the fully-funded Ph.D. position currently available.